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Prescribed burns continue

The Tonto National Forest will continue conducting prescribed fire treatments in areas around Payson.

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Wrestling team makes home debut at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30

Payson High’s wrestling team makes its home debut by welcoming Chinle and St. Johns to Wilson Dome at 4 p.m.

Payson council makes slew of appointments

With three of incumbents’ terms ending, the Payson Town Council last week made a slew of appointments to various town boards.

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Cooler temperatures create lots of bass activity

Recent storms continue to bring moisture to the Roosevelt Lake watershed.

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A frequently asked hunting question from non-hunters

For a person who enjoys hunting big and small game, the fall is a busy time with numerous seasons starting in late August and continuing well into the month of January.

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Colon Cancer Alliance seeks to raise awareness for screenings

Every October, the world goes pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month to bring attention to the disease and encourage people to get screened.

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Managing diabetes during the holiday season

The holiday season is synonymous with many things, including food. Family gatherings and holiday office parties wouldn’t be the same without great food.

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Holiday cheer and Alzheimer’s

Holidays can be meaningful, enriching times for both the person with Alzheimer’s disease and his or her family.

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Rim Country Health has jobs for more than health professionals

The employment opportunities at Rim Country Health don’t all require professional health care credentials.

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Chapman Chain Gang honored

Affectionately known as the Chapman Chain Gang, Bill Mansoor, Tom Whatley, Dan Way and Ken Boyes help at the home football games running the down markers.

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A gray day in Green Valley Park

GRAY (grā/adjective) 1. of a color intermediate between black and white, as of ashes or an overcast sky; 2. dull and nondescript; without interest or character ...

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Gila County welcomes new finance director

Gila County welcomed its new finance director, James Menlove, on Monday, Oct. 31.

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Buffalo archers do battle in Wickenburg

Pine-Strawberry School Buffalo archers continued their determined march to the National Archery in Schools Championships next spring in Louisville, Ky. with a stellar showing in the nine-team Northwestern State qualifier held Nov. 19 in Wickenburg.

Chief deputy hired for county attorney’s office

The Gila County Attorney’s Office has hired a new chief deputy attorney after Shawn Fuller abruptly left the office at the end of August.

Community Almanac Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Book Fair The Julia Randall Elementary Book Fair takes place from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., now through Dec. 2 in the JRE Library. It features books and more for children of all ages, including young adult readers. Plus it will have several days devoted to celebrating the mothers and fathers of the students. Muffins for Mom are featured Nov. 29 and 30, with Donuts for Dad on Dec. 1 and 2. There will be lots of books and fun-filled activities for the kids. For more information, please call JRE at 928-474-2353.

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Bashas’ manager retires after 33-year career

Fourteen years after he began working for Bashas’, Bob Mykleby transferred to the Arizona grocery chain’s Payson store.

Wet roads suspected cause of Sunday wrecks

There were several vehicle wrecks on State Route 87 Sunday night on the south end of town, likely due to the wet weather.

Overwhelming support for national monument

A bipartisan nationwide poll released today finds the overwhelming majority of Americans (82 percent) support establishing a Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument.

Stand with our president

Editor: A children’s story about a Little Red Hen who decided to plant some wheat and make some bread from it. All the farm animals refused to help her, plow, plant, harvest.

Blaming Obama

Editor: It’s amazing how you frequently work in little digs about President-elect Trump like you did in today’s editorial entitled “hot times” (climate change).